Meet Paolo, Italian Craftsman

Paolo Marchi is one of the Italian craftsmen whose work comprises the Toscano Collection of Italian gold jewelry. Marchi started working on jewelry as a teenager and brings a quintessentially Italian passion to his craft, learning traditional handcrafting techniques from older generations of Italian artisans. In the village of Arcugnano, in Northern Italy, Paolo rises before […]

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What are Akoya Pearls

If pearls are the Queen of the gem world, the Akoya pearl is the Queen of the Queens. It’s often called the perfect pearl. Produced by oysters native to Southeast Asia, Akoyas thrive in the cooler saltwater oceans off the coast of Japan, China and other parts of Southeast Asia and are usually harvested during […]

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What are South Sea Pearls?

Go big or go home: If size is what matters, look for a pearl from the South Sea. Declared the National Gem of the Philippines, South Sea pearls are grown all over the Southern Indonesian oceans, with farms all around Australia to Indonesia to the Philippines. In addition to their size, South Sea pearls are […]

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